Professional Development in a Virtual World with Shelley Row – Founder, Blue Fjord Leaders

Shelley Row, P.E., CSP, CEO and founder, Blue Fjord Leaders, discusses effective professional development within this new virtual landscape brought on by COVID-19. Hear her advice for those wanting to develop their leadership traits and perspective on how well transportation professionals have adapted their communication and interpersonal skills to the new environment. As the facilitator for LeadershipITE, she also highlights the adaptation of LeadershipITE to the virtual format for 2021 and discusses the engaging features that participants can expect from the program.

Listen to ITE Talks Transportation podcast

Shelley Row

Caltrans’ Director Toks Omishakin Talks Active Transportation

California DOT Director Toks Omishakin about the important role active transportation — primarily walking and cycling — plays in a healthy transportation system during the AASHTO ETAP Podcast. Omishakin, chairs AASHTO’s Council on Active Transportation, and is a considered a national leader in policies that promote safe and equitable active transportation opportunities.

Listen to podcast

Toks Omishakin

Promoting Quality of Life Through Rural and Tribal Transit – National RTAP Program

Robin Phillips, Executive Director of the National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP), discusses the challenges of delivering safe and effective public transportation in rural and tribal areas, and highlights some of the challenges faced by these communities, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. National RTAP serves as a training and technical assistance resource for agencies across the United States to facilitate more efficient use of public transportation resources, and Phillips highlights how the program works to ensure a high quality of life for communities through access to jobs, healthcare, education, shopping, and other services.

Listen to ITE Talks Transportation podcast

Robin Phillips

Futurist Garry Golden – How COVID-19 is Shaping the Future of the Transportation Industry

Futurist Garry Golden shares how he sees the global COVID-19 pandemic shaping future outcomes for the transportation industry as a whole and for professionals. Garry was a Plenary Speaker at the 2020 ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibition and the session was sponsored by the ITE Consultants Council.

Listen to ITE Talks Transportation podcast

Garry Golden

Arizona DOT’s Innovative Approach to Virtual Public Involvement

One of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the temporary end to the traditional public meeting. Most of these gatherings have become virtual. On AASHTO’s ETAP Podcast, Arizona DOT’s Steve Olmsted, senior program manager, discusses ways in which his agency has approached the challenge of engaging the public and moving forward projects during a time of social distancing.

Listen to podcast

Olmstead

Steve Olmstead

Screen Shot 2020-08-16 at 3.06.08 PM

 

Self-Driving Technology and Safety with David Harkey

David Harkey, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute, joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to discuss connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) and two new studies conducted by the traffic safety research organizations. The first study cites data that illustrate the growing benefits of advanced driver assistance systems; the second reveals possible limits of automated systems in reducing crashes. He also addresses criticisms of the second study, and discusses the future of safety and CAVs.

Listen to podcast

DSoGEE7WkAAt840

Dr. David Harkey

crop-640x360-000

The Impact of Innovation on MaaS/MOD with Vincent Valdes

Vincent Valdes joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to talk about the role of mobility as a service (MaaS) and mobility on demand (MOD) in public transit and how innovation can improve travel for users and transportation networks as a whole. The podcast was recorded while Vince was at the FTA Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation. This summer, he transitioned roles to become president and CEO of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.

Listen to podcast

vincentvaldez

Vincent Valdes

Federal-Transit-Administration

A Minnesota Perspective on Environmental Sustainability

Minnesota DOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher talks about her state’s perspectives on environmental sustainability. Commissioner Anderson Kelliher, who serves as chairperson of AASHTO’s Committee on Environment and Sustainability, says that her state looks for the “triple bottom line” when evaluating sustainability – how it affects the health of people, and how it impacts the environment and the economy.

Listen to AASHTO’s ETAP podcast

MargaretAndersonKelliher_tcm1055-364160

Margaret Anderson Kelliher

mndot logo

The Safe System Approach with Robert Wunderlich, P.E.

Robert Wunderlich, P.E., ITE Fellow and Director of the Center for Transportation Safety at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, discusses the Safe System approach to reducing serious injuries and fatalities on roadways. He highlights the various aspects of the Safe System, including roadway design that reduces user error and lowers impact forces, and explains what transportation professionals can do to help implement a Safe System approach.

Listen to ITE Talks Transportation podcast

Robert-Wunderlich-Photo_edited-223x300

Robert Wunderlich

 

Screen Shot 2020-05-26 at 10.41.50 AM